December 2022

December 2022, Volume 56 Number 2

Table of Contents


Letter from the Chair
Vanessa Murdock

ACM SIG IR Annual Business Meeting 2022: Secretary’s Notes
Laura Dietz


Offline Evaluation for Reinforcement Learning-based Recommendation: A Critical Issue and Some Alternatives
Romain Deffayet, Thibaut Thonet, Jean-Michel Renders, Maarten de Rijke

Keynote Extended Abstracts

Intelligent Conversational Agents for Ambient Computing: A keynote at SIGIR 2022
Ruhi Sarikaya

Event Reports

Report on the 12th Temporal Web Analytics Workshop (TempWeb 2022) at WWW 2022
Marc Spaniol, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Omar Alonso

Report on the 12th International Workshop on Location and the Web (LocWeb 2022) at WWW 2022
Dirk Ahlers, Erik Wilde

Report on the 16th Round of NII Testbeds and Community for Information Access Research (NTCIR-16)
Takehiro Yamamoto, Zhicheng Dou, Noriko Kando, Charles L.A. Clarke, Makoto P. Kato, Yiqun Liu

Report on the 6th International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children & Recommender and Information Retrieval Systems (KidRec 2022) Workshop at ACM IDC 2022: Information Retrieval Systems for Children in the COVID-19 Era
Theo Huibers, Maria Soledad Pera, Emiliana Murgia, Monica Landoni, Jerry Alan Fails

Report on the 2nd Joint Conference of the Information Retrieval Communities in Europe (CIRCLE 2022)
Lynda Tamine, Enrique Amigó, Josiane Mothe

Report on the SIGIR 2022 Session on Women in IR (WIR)
Nazli Goharian, Faegheh Hasibi, Maria Maistro, Suzan Verberne

Report on the 1st Workshop on Measuring the Quality of Explanations in Recommender Systems (QUARE 2022) at SIGIR 2022
Alessandro Piscopo, Oana Inel, Sanne Vrijenhoek, Martijn Millecamp, Krisztian Balog

Report on the 1st Workshop on Reaching Efficiency in Neural Information Retrieval (ReNeuIR 2022) at SIGIR 2022
Sebastian Bruch, Claudio Lucchese, Franco Maria Nardini

Report on the 13th Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF 2022): Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction
Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Giovanni Da San Martino, Mirko Degli Esposti, Guglielmo Faggioli, Nicola Ferro,
Allan Hanbury, Craig Macdonald, Gabriella Pasi, Martin Potthast, Fabrizio Sebastiani

Report on the 2nd Linked Archives International Workshop (LinkedArchives 2022) at TPDL 2022
Carla Teixeira Lopes, Cristina Ribeiro, Franco Niccolucci, María Poveda-Villalón

Report on the 2nd Workshop on the Perspectives on the Evaluation of Recommender Systems (PERSPECTIVES 2022) at RecSys 2022
Eva Zangerle, Christine Bauer, Alan Said

Report on the 1st Training School on Domain Specific Systems for Information Extraction and Retrieval (DoSSIER 2022)
Michail Salampasis, Florina Piroi, Allan Hanbury

Report on the 1st Workshop on Human-in-the-loop Data Curation (HIL-DC 2022) at CIKM 2022
Gianluca Demartini, Jie Yang, Shazia Sadiq

Report on the 2nd International Workshop on Transforms in Behavioral and Affective Computing (THECOG 2022) at CIKM 2022
Georgios Drakopoulos, Eleanna Kafeza

Opinion Papers

Was Fairness in IR Discussed by Cooper and Robertson in the 1970’s?
Djoerd Hiemstra

Dissertation Abstracts

Answering Topical Information Needs Using Neural Entity-Oriented Information Retrieval and Extraction
Shubham Chatterjee